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Feb 25, 2019
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Showfloor Report
An Inside Look at the Last-Ever SOLIDWORKS World

Nearly 7,000 professionals, enthusiasts, designers, exhibitors, experts, attended the last "SOLIDWORKS World" in Dallas. Read Sarah Goehrke’s report on the most important CAD conference – and how it will be rebranded for 2020.

Feb 25, 2019
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Behind the Scenes Bytes
3D Printer Firmware – Which to Choose & How to Change It

Changing your 3D printer firmware can sometimes be a tricky process. Check out the pros and cons of changing it, tips on how to change it, and the most common firmware choices.

Feb 25, 2019
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Knitting: Not Just for Granny
Digital Interlooping: 3D Printing with SLS to Create Knitted Structures

Mark Beecroft, a senior lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art, is exploring the use of 3D printing in industrial knitting in a process he calls 'digital interlooping'.

Feb 25, 2019
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3D Printing in the Pompidou
Explore World’s First 3D Printed Bio-Reactor at Centre Pompidou

The architectural studio "ecoLogicStudio" and its research partners developed the world's first 3D printed bio-reactor. It is currently on display at the Centre Pompidou in Paris as part of “Le Fabrique du Vivant” exhibition.

Feb 24, 2019
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May the Force Be With You
Weekend Project: Use the Force to 3D Print a Darth Vader Automata

Instructables user gzumwalt has created a 3D printed Darth Vader Automata that is bound to cause a great disturbance in the force. Learn how to bring this mechanical Sith Lord to life on your own.

Feb 24, 2019
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Under the Sea
3D Printed Coral Reefs – 4 Most Promising Projects

Recently reefs around the world have been dying off, and it has become apparent that intervention is essential. The below researchers are turning to 3D printing to help in the restoration effort.

Feb 24, 2019
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3D Foresight
3D Printer Simulator – A Short Guide to 3D Printing Simulations

3D printing simulation has become widespread for some 3D printing processes like SLM. This article will give you an overview of when you might want to use this valuable tool.

Feb 23, 2019
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The Battle Against Drugs
3D Printing Drugs – The Latest Advancements Around the World

Find out how 3D printing is driving the pharmaceutical industry towards personalized medicine. In this article, we look at the most recent trends and developments.

Feb 23, 2019
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A Light Launch
Weekend Project: Keep it Cool With a 3D Printed Retro Rocket LED Lamp/Thermometer

UK-based maker Vahe Agababian has created a 3D printed Retro Rocket LED Lamp that is equipped with a digital thermometer, allowing you to launch off some light and read the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere at the same time.

Feb 22, 2019
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Take a PEEK Around
2019 PEEK 3D Printer Guide – All About PEEK/PEI 3D Printing

Widely recognized in traditional manufacturing, PEEK can also be 3D printed. Check out our guide to the best peek 3D printers. Includes everything you need to know about 3D printing PEEK and PEI.

Feb 22, 2019
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Say Cheese
Stratasys Unveils High Resolution J720 Dental 3D Printer

The 3D printing giant Stratasys' new J720 Dental printer is able to create extremely high resolution, full-colour, realistic dental models for patients. The machine will be available for sale in May 2019.

Feb 22, 2019
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The ABCs of CNC
CNC – The Meaning and Definition

You've probably heard of CNC, but did you know that it's not only for milling? Laser engravers, 3D printers, and standard household paper printers all use CNC methods.

Feb 21, 2019
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Fast as a Hummingbird
Thor3D Releases Hand-Held 3D Scanner Calibry and Launches Dedicated Brand

Thor3D, the 3D imaging company, announced the release of its latest hand-held 3D scanner, the Calibry, at this year's TCT Asia exhibition in Shanghai, China. 

Feb 21, 2019
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It's What's Inside That Counts
5 Fantastic 3D Printer Controller Boards in 2019

The controller board is the heart of any 3D printer, responsible for orchestrating components like the extruder, heated bed, motors, and sensors. Here are 5 great choices right now!

Feb 20, 2019
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Review the Specs!
2019 TEN-HIGH 60W Laser Cutter/Engraver – Review the Specs

The TEN-HIGH 60W Laser Cutter is a powerful laser cutter/engraver that provides hobbyists with professional quality at an affordable price. Review the features and specs to learn more.